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Amanda Unger, EdD

Dr. Amanda Unger is a highly accomplished educator with a robust career spanning 19 years. She obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University in 2017. Over the years, she has gained extensive experience in various roles, including working as an elementary resource program teacher and a center-based school principal. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Director of Special Education for the West Shore Educational Service District (WSESD) in Ludington, Michigan.

In her current role, Dr. Unger is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to nine local school districts serviced by WSESD. She supervises several critical areas, including transition services, behavior interventionists, and school psychologists. Additionally, she is a trainer for behavioral threat assessments, ensuring that schools are equipped to handle and mitigate potential threats effectively.

Dr. Unger is deeply involved in several professional organizations. She is a long-term member of the Council for Exceptional Children and an active member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, the Michigan Association of School Psychologists, and the Michigan Association of Administrators of Special Education. Her commitment to these organizations highlights her dedication to continuous professional development and her passion for improving educational outcomes for all students.

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